Southern Vacation Rentals
Convenient but not Ideal
I first want to say this condo is in a great location. We were able to get anywhere we wanted quickly, to the beach, and restaurants. However the images make this place look really nice and it was lower than my expectations.
My family owns condos in Gulf Shores and I guess I was comparing but needless to say here’s why I would think hard about renting this place.
The housecleaning doesn’t do a good job after each tenant. There was still sand in the floor, and I had to rinse out some dishes before using them. There was no extra trash bags, just one for the whole 5 days. It was not on the list to bring basic kitchen supplies like a trash bag, or even a sponge to clean off our own dishes. Also it looks like the maid/ housekeeper just threw all the dishes ( pots and pans) in the cabinet.
The tile in the bathroom needs to be regrouted. It is coming off the ground. It looks like the owner tried to flip it really quickly. There’s mold around the shower, something that should been bleach down before arrival.
The toilet in the half bath had an issue of keep water in the tank the whole trip. We eventually got it to work but frustrating needless to say.
On top of all of this, this condo was only 900 square feet and it costed more to rent this unit than my parents which is fully renovated. Part of this is because the unit goes through Southern Rentals and you have to pay VRBO’s fees and Southern Rentals fees. If I would’ve known that I would’ve just got it through southern rentals.
Again great location to the beach, etc, but I was disappointed with the inside and probably
Will find another location next memorial day weekend next year.
I am not a picky person but this was a little too outdated for me. 2 set of plugins didn't work in the living room. The master bedroom had 2 lamps but only 1 worked. Closet light was burnt out, bathroom tile moved under your feet and of course the cockroaches weren't a pleasant thing. Quiet time was stated at 11pm but we started being screamed at by 10 oclock and threatened to have the cops called for the kids playing and running around outside. I would def consider staying somewhere else
Thank you for this feedback Miranda. We are so sorry that this vacation did not meet our Southern standard and we would have loved the opportunity to address the issues you experienced while you were in town. We have taken a look at the maintenance issues you reported in this review and are pleased to say that everything is in working order. We do apologize for the issues you experienced with other residents. We can absolutely understand how that would have negatively effected your vacation. We hope to see you again in the future. We would love to opportunity to show you a stay that meets our true standard.
Your Southern Team
The place was very nice. Beds were very comfortable and bedrooms were spacious. Very clean and check in was a breeze.
Thank you for the review Lara! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed the condo. Hoping to see you again soon!
Your Southern Team
Stayed with my family for 5 nights and enjoyed our stay... it does need updated furniture but other than that it was great... I loved the fact that the beach was only 2 minutes away...
We love a good family vacation and we are happy to know that you had a great time! Thank you for your review!
We hope to see you again next year!
Absolutely home away from home
The unit was really beautiful and the beach was literally in my backyard. The unit was clean and we had everything we needed. I will definitely be back.
Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time during your stay and we hope to see you in the near future. Thank you so much for staying with us.